| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:47 AM
A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a store on the Near North Side, just blocks from where he stole three cell phones two years earlier, authorities said.
Michael Roberson, 30, has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The latest poll on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job performance makes one wonder what the crack-smoking, foul-mouthed, short-fused leader of Canada's biggest city would have to do to turn off voters.
Ford's popularity has hardly been dented by his...
| Nov 24, 2013
"Cocaine Congressman" Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested Radel.
The 37-year-old former TV reporter and radio show host arrived...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The craziness that is the Rob Ford saga continues.
The Toronto mayor, who made worldwide headlines after his crack cocaine scandal, has reportedly been offered a porn deal.
TMZ reported that Vivid Radio is making an offer to Ford to star in his own...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Old-timers may recall the old days when Canadian politics were not just dull but almost blank. As empty as a modern white-on-white canvas depicting some vast snow belt in the featureless depths of Arctic winter.
But that was before Toronto's mayor and...
| Dec 2, 2013
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Food writers love to compare delicious food to crack cocaine--I've done it at least 50 times myself--but it turns out we had it all wrong. A recent study at Connecticut College demonstrated that lab rats preferred...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When she was 10 years old, a woman alleges, the owner of Bill's Cafe near Dundalk would come upstairs to the apartment above the bar and sexually abuse her while her mother served customers downstairs. The year was 1979. The woman says the abuse continued...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:45 AM
If I were new to Maryland, I might think that state Attorney General Douglas Gansler was either a child rapist, a murderer, a crack cocaine dealer or perhaps all of the above ("Gansler says he made 'a mistake,'" Oct. 24).
Mr. Gansler is being vilified...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:08 AM
A homeless woman's longtime drug dealer was found guilty Tuesday of dousing her with gasoline and burning her alive in a parking lot at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Mia Sagote, 36, of San Francisco was found guilty of murder, robbery and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
| Oct 28, 2013
The sale of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crack, angel dust, etc. is a multitrillion-dollar business. It is the economy of the inner-cities. It is the major economy of mountainous states such as West Virginia. It is the major economy of New...